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Rimbaud/Elliott - Last Amendment - 'Oh America'


Published 2006


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PUNKCAST#1065
Rimbaud/Elliott - Last Amendment
Gavin Brown Passerby NYC
Nov 8 2006
sponsored by
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with thanks to Gavin Brown and Gee Vaucher


'Oh America.'

During their existence, 1997-1984, the UK anarcho-nihilist group Crass never toured in the USA, much to the chagrin of many. They did, however, have roots in the NYC downtown art scene, and played 4 NYC shows early in their formational period. Quietly, 29 or so years later, another incursion into the 'Land Of The Free' has been taking place in the form of an art exhibit. 'Introspective' by Gee Vaucher, who did the majority of the radical collage art for which the band is famous, has a 2 month run at the Gavin Brown Passerby gallery in West Chelsea. As well as much of that classic Crass imagery, the show also includes some remarkable large portrait paintings, that take the hard-realism of her collage/illustation to new heights of color and texture. The crowning point was on this day when Crass-founder and polemicist Penny Rimbaud arrived to perform. Accompanied by noted Australian jazz sax/flutist Louise Elliott, this combo is the current incarnation of an ongoing post-Crass project called Last Amendment. While Louise blew, Penny read four pieces. All addressed the perfidy of the terror war, and the last - 'Methinks' - was a particularly searing attack on the purveyors, likening Bush and Bin Laden to Cain and Abel. The clip here is the second piece, which speaks directly to the nation.


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Run time 12:42
Producer Joly MacFie
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: candiflip - - November 24, 2007
Subject: a nice thing
to come across in the wee hours. soul food for thought.
omni sunt communia x
Reviewer: grunthos - - February 25, 2007
Subject: listen to this
good poem love the jazz backing hope there is more of this.one for the crass fans
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